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Town Hall Project

The Lowestoft Town Hall is a Grade II listed landmark and the most prominent building on the High Street, located in North Lowestoft. Key retained features include the Council Chamber with its stunning stained-glass windows which are of exquisite design.

The building has been unoccupied since 2015 and was transferred to Lowestoft Town Council when it was formed in 2017.  A new project is underway to transform the building into a multi-functional and inclusive centre for the community and visitors.

From 3rd November - 19th November 2023, Lowestoft Town Council have launched a public consultation on proposals to take out a £4million Public Works Loan to part-fund the Town Hall regeneration project.

More details on the proposals and the short survey are available to view online or at our drop-in sessions which are scheduled for:

  • Friday 3rd November, 2pm-5pm at The Kirkley Centre, London Road South
  • Thursday 9th November, 3pm-6:30pm at 3 St Peter's Street (on the Triangle Market)

The drop-in sessions will include a chance to ask questions to members of the Project and Design Teams.

Project Timeline:

May 2021:

Lowestoft Town Council's project team, led by MossKing Associates, submitted a successful first stage funding application to the National Lottery Heritage Fund

May 2022:

The design team is appointed - HAT Projects, Richard Griffiths Architects, Momentum (structural engineering), Max Fordham (building services engineers)

May 2023:

We will submit second stage bid to National Lottery Heritage Fund and apply for planning permission

September 2023:

Lowestoft Town Council receives funding award from National Lottery Heritage Fund.

November 2023:

Planning Permission and Listed Building Consent approved by East Suffolk Council Planning Committee North

(if funded) delivery stage begins

April 2024:

Main contractor starts building work

Late 2025:

Town Hall reopens

Lowestoft Town Council has been awarded a delivery grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund to progress its plans to the delivery stage, which was heavily influenced by public consultation in 2021.  This comes on the back of £2million from the Towns Fund earmarked for this prominent landmark, located within the Heritage Quarter.

The Lowestoft Town Hall Project is a Lowestoft Town Council initiative supported National Lottery Players via the National Lottery Heritage Fund.  Funding support is also provided by Historic England, The Architectural Heritage Fund, Towns Fund, and East Suffolk Council.

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